A journey from London to Genoa, through England, Portugal, Spain, and France . . . The third edition.

London, T. Davies and L. Davis, 1770.

Four volumes, 8vo, pp. vii, 306; [ii], 320; [ii], 319; [ii], 311, [13]; a very good copy in contemporary calf; slightly rubbed, short crack in lower joint of vol. I, head or foot of some spines very slightly chipped; armorial bookplates of Sir Henry Wilson; from the library of Ian Robertson (1928–2020).

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First published in English earlier the same year in both quarto (two volumes) and octavo (four volumes) formats. First published in Italian in 1762–3 following a journey made in 1760, Baretti rewrote the book in English, considerably expanding it, after a second journey made in 1768–9. The result is ‘Baretti’s longest and best sustained work in English, and upon it rests his chief claim to a place of honour in English literature’ (Robertson, Los curiosos impertinentes, 1992, p. 28).

ESTC T83927. See Palau 24161.

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